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Ten global companies commit to implement climate related disclosure by 2020

  • Author: Stephanie Wix
  • Published: 19 Sep 2017

Ten companies across 7 sectors have today become the first to make the commitment to implements the Task Force on Climate-related Financial.... read more

South African campaign group calls on businesses to drop KPMG as auditor

  • Author: Vincent Huck
  • Published: 13 Sep 2017

The Save South Africa campaign, a civil society group which was actively involved in recent revelations on the PR agency Bell Pottinger, has called.... read more

South African shareholders are increasingly voting against the reappointment of auditors

  • Author: Vincent Huck
  • Published: 13 Sep 2017

Twenty seven percent of annual general meetings (AGMs) resolutions surveyed by the South African regulator, the Independent Regulatory Board for.... read more

CFA Institute publishes study on the costs of structured financial data

  • Author: Stephanie Wix
  • Published: 13 Sep 2017

The CFA Institute has published The Cost of Structured Data: Myth vs. Reality highlighting that the potential benefits of using structured data.... read more

CIIA publishes updated guidance on risk management in UK financial services

  • Author: Stephanie Wix
  • Published: 5 Sep 2017

The UK Chartered Institute of Internal Auditors (CIIA UK) has released guidance on how financial institutions in the UK should manage risks in an.... read more

PCAOB brief unveils key focus areas of audit inspectors

  • Author: Stephanie Wix
  • Published: 5 Sep 2017

The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) has published its staff inspection brief detailing information about the ongoing 2017.... read more

IFRS Foundation signs agreement with banking supervisory committee

  • Author: Stephanie Wix
  • Published: 5 Sep 2017

The IFRS Foundation has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (BCBS) for long term financial.... read more

EU companies late on implementing biggest shake up of data protection laws

  • Author: Stephanie Wix
  • Published: 4 Sep 2017

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into force in the European Union (EU) member states on 25 May 2018, affecting the way in which.... read more

IPSASB releases two exposure drafts for consultation

  • Author: Stephanie Wix
  • Published: 1 Sep 2017

The International Public Sector Accounting Standards Board (IPSASB) has published two exposure drafts, one on financial instruments, and one on.... read more

The UK becomes the 20th country to exchange tax reports with the USA

  • Author: Stephanie Wix
  • Published: 1 Sep 2017

The UK and USA governments have agreed to exchange tax information from multinational enterprises in country by country reports (CBCR).. read more

Malaysia introduces audit exemptions

  • Author: Stephanie Wix
  • Published: 29 Aug 2017

The Companies Commission of Malaysia (CCM) has released a directive setting out the category and criteria for audit exemption. The practice.... read more

CCAB issues draft guidance for the accountancy sector on anti-money laundering

  • Author: Stephanie Wix
  • Published: 24 Aug 2017

The Consultative Committee of Accountancy Bodies (CCAB) has issued draft guidance for all entities providing audit, accountancy, tax advisory,.... read more

French institute of directors’ publication supports integrated reporting but calls for improvement

  • Author: Stephanie Wix
  • Published: 18 Aug 2017

Integrated reporting is gradually gaining a foothold in France, however, content of the reports produced is far from perfect particularly from the.... read more

Regulatory sanctions round-up: KPMG USA and PwC fined $6.2m and £5.1 by the SEC and the FRC respectively

  • Author: Stephanie Wix
  • Published: 16 Aug 2017

KPMG USA has been fined by the USA SEC $6.2m over audit failures of an oil and gas company whilst PwC has paid a £5.1m (USD $6.5m) fine to the UK.... read more

The UK government made the right decision in delaying Making Tax Digital, finds survey

  • Author: Stephanie Wix
  • Published: 15 Aug 2017

Findings from a survey on Making Tax Digital (MTD) have revealed that 86% of respondents think that the UK government has made the right decision.... read more

UK FRC launches consultation on non-financial reporting guidance

  • Author: Vincent Huck
  • Published: 15 Aug 2017

The UK Financial reporting Council (FRC) has launched a consultation on amendments to its guidance on the strategic report which encourage.... read more

ICAEW release report on extended audit report

  • Author: Stephanie Wix
  • Published: 11 Aug 2017

The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) has released a report highlighting the challenges and risks of extended audit.... read more

Most of the information used by investors doesn’t come from the audited financial statement, Canadian audit regulator finds

  • Author: Vincent Huck
  • Published: 11 Aug 2017

The Canadian Public Accountability Board (CPAB) has releases a summary of the key messages that came out of its audit quality symposium revealing.... read more

CFO Leadership Network announces first sustainability projects in Canada

  • Author: Stephanie Wix
  • Published: 10 Aug 2017

Since the creation of the Canadian Chapter of the Prince of Wales’s Accounting for Sustainability (A4S) CFO Leadership Network in March 2017 the.... read more

IIRC’s own integrated report reveals resources are constrained regardless of progress

  • Author: Stephanie Wix
  • Published: 1 Aug 2017

The International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC) has released its 2016 integrated report on its progress in meeting its aim to promote.... read more


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